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By Charles Glass

While the German military marched into Paris on June 14, 1940, nearly 5,000 american citizens remained in Paris. that they had refused or been not able to depart for lots of diverse purposes; their activities throughout the process the German profession might end up to be simply as diversified. Glass interweaves the reports of a few of the people who belonged to this exact colony of yank expatriates dwelling in Paris. one of the tales highlighted are these of Charles Bedaux, an American millionaire made up our minds to hold on together with his enterprise affairs as ordinary; Sylvia seashore, proprietor of the recognized English-language book shop Shakespeare & corporation; Clara Longworth de Chambrun, patroness of the yankee Library in Paris and distantly with regards to FDR; and Dr. Sumner Jackson, the yank Hospital’s leader medical professional. those attention-grabbing stories mirror the advanced community of choices—passive compromise, outright collaboration, sufferer retreat, and energetic resistance—that existed for americans stuck within the German net.

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The last active Japanese battleship of the Pacific War, its final use was in the US Operation Crossroads nuclear tests at Bikini Atoll, where it sank on 29 July 1946 after being severely damaged by an underwater blast. (bottom) PWR 215, 8 April 1942, p. 3. The emperor salutes the graduating class of the Army Air Force Officers’ School on 27 March, where he also watched a flight drill by graduating students. PWR included no photographs of either the students or the airplanes. 20 EMperor sh×Owa At the Imperial High Command, the emperor was shown seated, in front of a screen covered with gold leaf, his white gloved hands poised in his lap (figures 14 and 15).

Above all, they were expected to show their own personal feelings of reverence for their subject” (Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan, p. 550). Bix does not name these photographers. 11. Of course, nineteenth century cameras, with their long exposure time, required holding a fixed expression and a motionless position, or the subject would be blurred. By the time of PWR, however, advances in technology allowed cameras to capture people in motion. Japanese camera magazines from the 1930s regularly held contests among amateur photographers on such themes as “sports events” or “portraiture,” and in 1927, Asahigraph published a series of photographs showing Prince Takamatsu, described as “the sporting prince,” playing tennis and skiing.

Left) PWR 184, 3 September 1941. ” The arrangement into neat rows gives the impression that these gas masks are being mass produced on an assembly line. The caption explains that “International law prohibits the use of poison gas, but if a warring country ignores these laws and uses gas, the injuries incurred could be horrific. ” Photograph: Great Japan Manufacturing National Service Corporation. (right) PWR 183, 27 August 1941. ” These were being manufactured under new legislation increasing munitions production.

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